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Sarzana is a lively town that was founded near the mouth of the Magra river after the destruction of the ancient Roman town of Luni.

anfiteatro_luniFrom a small fortified medieval town with walls and ramparts, protected from the nearby fortress Castruccio Castracani over time has become an important center of passage because of its geographical position places it at the borders with three regions: Tuscany, Emilia and Liguria.

Interesting to visit are the church of Sant'Andrea century. XI, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta century. XV, where you can visit in 1138 of the Crucified Master William, the theater Fearless, fortitude and strength of Sarzanello Firmafede or Citadel built by Lorenzo the Magnificent and the Town Hall of the century. XVI.

Sarzana in the summer comes alive with interesting initiatives such as the "Race of the neighborhoods," the "attic in the street" every first Sunday of each month and two weeks in August, the exhibition market in the fortress Firmafede National Antiquities, now known Festival of the Mind nationally, and many other cultural and otherwise.

From Sarzana you can easily reach the beach of Marinella, Lerici, Portovenere, Cinque Terre, the marble quarries of Carrara, Pisa and Florence.
You can also visit the ancient villages of Lunigiana with its castles, the ancient amphitheater of Luni, the fortress and several churches located in the surrounding area.